Arendonk

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Arendonk,Belgium
Municipality of Belgium
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Coat of arms of Arendonk,Belgium
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Arendonk,Belgium is located in Belgium
Arendonk,Belgium
Arendonk,Belgium
Location in Belgium
Coordinates: 51°19′N 05°05′E / 51.317°N 5.083°E / 51.317; 5.083Coordinates: 51°19′N 05°05′E / 51.317°N 5.083°E / 51.317; 5.083
Country Belgium
Community Flemish Community
Region Flemish Region
Province Antwerp
Arrondissement Turnhout
Government
 • Mayor Nest Buijs (CD&V)
 • Governing party/ies CD&V, sp.a
Area
 • Total 55.38 km2 (21.38 sq mi)
Population (1 January 2013)[1]
 • Total 12,894
 • Density 230/km2 (600/sq mi)
Postal codes 2370
Area codes 014
Website www.arendonk.be
Dialect spoken nickname of an Arendonk inhabitant

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Arendonk (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈaːrəndɔŋk]) is a municipality located in the Belgian province of Antwerp. The municipality comprises only the town of Arendonk proper. On January 1, 2006 Arendonk had a total population of 12,215. The total area is 55.38 km² which gives a population density of 221 inhabitants per km².

The spoken language is Kempenlands (an East Brabantian dialect, which is very similar to colloquial Dutch).[2]

Nickname[edit]

The nickname for a person living in Arendonk is "Telowerelè'er" meaning dish-licker. A statue personating the nickname is located in proximity of the Toremansmolen windmill, another attraction. The mill is still operational and can be visited regularly. The mayor of this city is called Kristof Hendrickx.

Famous inhabitants[edit]

Arendonk images[edit]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Population per municipality on 1 January 2013 (XLS; 607.5 KB)
  2. ^ Jos & Cor Swanenberg: Taal in stad en land: Oost-Brabants, ISBN 9012090105

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